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Badlands Campground

Nacmine Ball Diamond Road Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0
45 Sites

The Badlands Campground is currently closed. The campground is not open for bookings until July 25, 2024. It will be open August 1 until September 9, 2024.

The Badlands Campground is nestled in the heart of the beautiful Canadian Badlands on the banks of the Red Deer River in Drumheller, Alberta. Enjoy this relaxing environment and walks along the river pathway. We are a simple rustic campground, so please note the size of the lots when booking along with the type of power.

Known for its unique geography, the local area is packed with attractions for the whole family.

When you stay at the Badlands Campground, you also support Canadian arts and culture. All proceeds from the Badlands Campground support the Badlands Amphitheatre, a not-for-profit arts and culture venue that is home to Canada's largest outdoor stage.

You can see 2024 events at

The Badlands Amphitheatre is currently building the Badlands Arts Centre - a 14000-square-foot new and renovated space that will include studio space for year-round events, training people in arts and event management and contributing to the community and Canadian culture for years to come.



Potable Water
Mens Restroom
Womens Restroom
Day Use Area
Firepit On Site


Seasonal Sites45
Max Length (of RV)60 ft

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Latitude: 51.47350130510256
Longitude: -112.79375559550284


Badlands Campground Policies

Campground Management will be available to assist you with campground related issues.

General Campground Overview:


Online pre-reservation preferred, subject to availability. Full payment for the entire length of your stay is due at the time of booking, including when booking over the phone. If you are booking over the phone and are unable to make payment via credit card, your assigned campsite will be held in reserve until 6 pm on your arrival date. All campers must register with the camp host and pay for their campsite prior to setting up on their site.

Check-in/Check-out Times

Check-in time is after 1 pm and check-out is before 12 pm. Check-ins are not permitted after 9 pm.


Day visitors must leave the campground by 10 pm. Overnight guests may remain in the campground after 10 pm if they have been registered with the campground host.

Extending Your length of Stay

May be permitted, subject to  availability and  provided registration is made prior to 12 pm on departure day.

Shortening Your Length of Stay

There are no refunds for early departures.

Maximum Length of Stay

Fourteen (14) days / 13 nights.

Changing Your Site

You must first inquire with the campground host which sites are available. Please do not set up camp until a site reservation is confirmed with the campground management.

Number of People Per Site

A maximum of six people are permitted per site. Sites may not exceed 4 adults (18+).


The campground gate may be closed between 10 pm and 7 am. If you are entering or leaving the campground between these hours, please latch the gate behind you to provide overnight security for fellow campers.

Policy Violations

Any visitor or guest of the campground found to be in violation of these policies and regulations may be evicted from the premises by campground management, without any refund.


Loud Noise/Disturbing Others

Be considerate. Be considerate. Please keep the volume of your music, voices and other noise to a reasonable level. Interfering with anyone else’s use or enjoyment of the campground, day or night is contrary to campground rules. Quiet hours are from 11 pm to 8 am.


Screaming, hollering, abusive language and boisterous and/or violent behaviour will not be tolerated.

Alcoholic Beverages/Cannabis

Permitted only on a registered campsite by those of legal age. Cannabis/drinking or the possession of an open alcohol container in any other campground area is prohibited.

Boat / Watercraft launching & Swimming

There is no river access for the launching of water craft of any description. The river is unsupervised and the steep, slippery banks presents extreme inherent risk. The campground is strictly absolved from any and all responsibility should guests of the campground engage in any form of river activity, including, but not limited to movement along the riverbank.

Speed Limits

Speed limits in the campground are a maximum of 20 km/h on the road coming into the campground and 10 km/h within the campsite area. PLEASE DRIVE SLOW.


Vehicles must be parked on your assigned site only. A campground reservation permits the parking of one vehicle and one set up per site.

Leaving Vehicles Unattended

Your vehicle should never be left unlocked and unattended. The campground is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or stolen items of personal property.

Unlicensed Motor Vehicles, All Terrain Vehicles/Golf Carts

ATV’s, off-road motorcycles or any other unlicensed vehicles cannot be used in the campground or on campground roads.


Bicycles are allowed on roads only and no riding bicycles after dark. Provincial governance regarding the wearing of helmets is to be observed.


Pets must be leashed, cleaned up after, not aggressive and not left unattended. Visitors may not bring pets to the campground. The campground reserves the right to prohibit any pets or breed at our discretion. Washing pets in the washroom building is prohibited.


Fires may only be built in the fire pit/ring provided. Do not move the fire pit/ring. Do not retire for the evening or leave your site until the fire is out. All fires are to be kept at a controlled level. Burning pallets, leaves, trash, scrap lumber, or furniture is prohibited.


A dumpster is located west of the washrooms and is the only authorized location for garbage disposal. Please ensure all bags are tied securely to minimize the odour. The following items are NOT to be placed in the bin: metals, hazardous waste, propane cylinders, barbecues, batteries, lawn chairs etc. Please ensure your campsite in the same or better condition as when you arrived.


No recycling receptacles are available.

Fireworks, Firearms and Hunting 

Are all strictly prohibited in the campground.


Smoking is not permitted in any campground buildings. Please properly dispose of cigarette butts in your own appropriate receptacle. Do not litter the ground with them.


Town treated water is available from a single central tap.

Sanitary Sewer Disposal

No sanitary sewer disposal is available at the campground. Waste water must only be discharged into authorized receptacles and never discharged on the ground. Disposal is available for free at Canadian Tire (east on Dinosaur Trail) or by the Arena (near the World’s Biggest Dinosaur).

Clothes Lines 

Are not permitted.

Power Use

Power is shared between sites, as indicated on map and is only a 110 volt, 15 amp, shared service. A/C units draw more power than is typically available and are therefore strongly discouraged. We have lovely tree shaded sites that offer an environmentally friendly cooling option. Please use low voltage lights, turn off lights when departing/retiring for the evening. No stringing of lights in trees. The use of generators, projectors and/or spotlights are prohibited.

Showers and Flush Toilets

Flush toilets are available, however, showers may not be available due to AHS restrictions. Pit toilets are also available.


We have onsite staff who live at the campground but they may not be on site during the day. Please contact the number listed on the camp host's trailer for campground maintenance issues and appropriate authorities for other emergencies, such as fire or health.

Alberta Health Regulations

All guests and visitors are responsible to adhere to all current Alberta Health Regulations.

Operational regulations are subject to change without notice.

NOTE: Management reserves the right to refuse admittance and evict anyone for failure to follow the policies of the campground, without any refund.

Cancellation Policy

At time of booking, full payment for the length of your stay, is due.

Campsite reservation cancellations

48 hours before the scheduled arrival can receive a refund for camping fees, however, any booking fees are nonrefundable. Cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled arrival will receive no refund.

Privacy Policy

This the Privacy Policy for the Badlands Campground in Drumheller, Alberta. 

We value your trust, and that of the public, and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we be transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us.

We gather your data in order to assist us with you stay and for the following reasons:

  • To provide customer care and support
  • To register you for services the Badlands Campground and/or the Badlands Amphitheatre
  • To notify you about changes to our services
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so like our email newsletters or updates. You may sign up for or unsubscribe to these communications at any time.
  • To provide analysis or information so that we can improve our services
  • To monitor the usage of our services
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address
  • First name and last name
  • Mailing Address

Disclosure of Data:

Legal Requirements

The Badlands Campground and/or the Badlands Amphitheatre may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of the Badlands Campground and/or the Badlands Amphitheatre
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with use of our services
  • To protect the personal safety of staff, guests, volunteers, or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our services ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service including Google Analytics.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:

Links To Other Sites

Our online communications and services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this pag